Events

A guide to upcoming comics events in the UK – and sometimes beyond, including “comics anniversaries” and more.

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  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    01/07/2018-01/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    01/07/2018-06/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Scottish Cartoonists Society – Monthly Meeting
    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    01/07/2018

    Scottish Cartoonists Society Promo

    Scottish Cartoonists Society Promo

    Regular and informal monthly meet up in Glasgow on the first Thursday of the month – all current and aspiring writers, artists, creators and comics fans are welcome. These monthly meets have been going since 1978 and are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people over a few drinks. It’s completely informal – bring along comics, artwork, scripts, ideas in your head etc. if you’d like but, mainly, just bring yourself! All-comers will be welcomed and there’s no need to ‘join’ anything in order to turn up – check our Facebook site (events section) and PM the site or Eli Winter if you’d like more details.

    All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

    More information on the Society here on Facebook

2
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    02/07/2018-07/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    02/07/2018-02/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

3
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    03/07/2018-08/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    03/07/2018-03/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

4
  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    04/07/2018-02/07/2031

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    04/07/2018-22/11/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    04/07/2018-22/11/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    04/07/2018-04/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    04/07/2018-09/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Gosh! presents: process
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    04/07/2018

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      04/07/2018-02/07/2031

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      04/07/2018-22/11/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      04/07/2018-22/11/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      04/07/2018-04/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      04/07/2018-09/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Gosh! presents: process
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      04/07/2018
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

      Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

5
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    05/07/2018-10/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    05/07/2018-05/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

6
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    06/07/2018-11/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    06/07/2018-06/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    06/07/2018-02/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

7
  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    07/07/2018-07/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    07/07/2018-12/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    07/07/2018-03/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

  • Small Press Day 2018
    All day
    07/07/2018

    Small Press Day, a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK and Ireland is back for a third outing on Saturday 7th July 2018. More information will be revealed soon.

    In 2016, an idea born on Twitter led to a series of nationwide events in a matter of weeks. The inaugural Small Press Day – a celebratory event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to introduce its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve – proved to be a phenomenal success.

    In 2016, no less than 25 events championing the small press were held across the UK and Ireland on the same day  – including shop signings, fairs, panels and workshops – resulting in #SmallPressDay to trend throughout – and it grew further last year.

    This year SPD is back looking to build on its first two years, with events being lined up at at one of the comic stores/venues across the UK, offering many opportunities to meet the next generation of superstar comic creators, zine makers, and DIY micro publishers.

    • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

    Among the biggest events will be those at Gosh! Comics  and Orbital Comics in London, who have joined forces to offer a host of signings through the day.

    Among the creators in London will be Takayo Akiyama, Sophie Burrows, Laura CollinsonJohn Cei Douglas, Barry Flynn, Peony Gent, Becky Howard, Clio Isadora, Ryan Jenkyns, Will PowersKatie Marland, Luke Matthews, Korinna Mei, Laurel Pettitt, Olivia Sullivan,Ed Stockham, Dan White, and Timothy Winchester.

    A Projection by Seekan HuiAs on previous Small Press Day events, Gosh and Orbital will be collaborating to create a zine featuring art from every guest at both  shops.

    In the evening, publisher Avery Hill will debut A Projection by Seekan Hui at Gosh, which will also host the release of this year’s Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook. Last year’s was terrific – so don’t miss out on this one.

    Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2018Editor Andy Oliver from Broken Frontier will be on hand with EdieOP, Peony Gent, Josh Hicks, Alex Potts, Jenny Robins, Olivia Sullivan. Anja Uhren, Alice Urbino, Robert D. Wells and Kate-mia White to celebrate the launch of the book, which gathers stories from contributors on the loose theme “Brief Encounters”, including last year’s “Six Small Press Creators to Watch” from Broken Frontier.

    • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

    Events taking place include happenings at the following venues – but check the official web site for more!

    Ayslum Books and Games
    29 Adelphi, Aberdeen
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/asylumbooksandgames

    Beer Rebellion
    126 Gipsy Hill , London, SE19 1PL
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/2081637308715839

    BermondZINES #3
    96-108 Ormside Street, London SE15 1TF
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/233649757199450

    Centrala
    Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011018162550098

    Comic Book Guys
    130 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BG

    Dave’s Comics
    5 Sydney Street, Brighton and Hove, BN1 4EN

    Destination Venus
    Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2RN

    Dundee Comics Creative Space
    20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

    Forbidden Planet Aberdeen
    12-14 Schoolhill, AB101JX Aberdeen
    Web: http://www.facebook.com/FPIAberdeen

    Forbidden Planet Dublin
    The Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

    Forbidden Planet Glasgow
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

    Forbidden Planet Nottingham
    19-23 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DA

    Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton
    23 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3NP
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864765506887635

    Frog Bros Comics & Books
    Unit 3, Sovereign Centre, Bournemouth, BH1 4SX

    Gnash Comics
    9 West St, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7DT
    Web: http://www.gnashcomics.co.uk

    Gosh! Comics
    1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

    Housmans Bookshop
    5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

    Kenilworth Books
    12 Talisman Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1JB
    Web: http://kenilworthbooks.co.uk/event/small-press-day

    Legacy Comics
    12 Union Street, Halifax HX1 1PR
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/Legacycomicsuk

    Little Shop Of Heroes
    8 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NH
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheIncredibleComicShop

    Make & Mend Market
    Grainger Market, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5QN
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/196726790919165

    Nostalgia & Comics
    14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EN

    Orbital Comics
    8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

    Pen Fight
    First Floor, Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/190260358291114

    Sub-City Comics
    53 Mary Street, Dublin, D1

    The Incredible Comic Book Shop
    21, The Plaza, Brunel Centre, Swindon SN1 1LF
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheIncredibleComicShop

    • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

     

  • Comics Workshop: Playing for a Draw – Learn with Steve McGarry
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/07/2018

     11.00am – 12 noon, 1 – 2.00pm 7th July 2018 – the National Football Museum | The sessions are free to attend, and ideal for those of all ages.

    Learn how to draw Ronaldo, Messi and a host of other World Cup stars with one of the Britain’s finest cartoonists. LA-based artist Steve McGarry will be at the National Football Museum for one day only, showing kids how to sketch their favourite superstars in two one-hour sessions. Graham Dury and Simon Thorp from Viz will also be in attendance, teaching young fans how to draw Billy the Fish, Fulchester’s number one goalkeeper. There will also be an opportunity to see how these creations are brought to life with a unique animation workshop led by Luke McGarry.

    A very limited edition football-inspired colouring book will be on sale at the workshop, priced £5

  • Comics Workshop: Playing for a Draw – Learn with Steve McGarry
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    07/07/2018

     11.00am – 12 noon, 1 – 2.00pm 7th July 2018 – the National Football Museum | The sessions are free to attend, and ideal for those of all ages.

    Learn how to draw Ronaldo, Messi and a host of other World Cup stars with one of the Britain’s finest cartoonists. LA-based artist Steve McGarry will be at the National Football Museum for one day only, showing kids how to sketch their favourite superstars in two one-hour sessions. Graham Dury and Simon Thorp from Viz will also be in attendance, teaching young fans how to draw Billy the Fish, Fulchester’s number one goalkeeper. There will also be an opportunity to see how these creations are brought to life with a unique animation workshop led by Luke McGarry.

    A very limited edition football-inspired colouring book will be on sale at the workshop, priced £5

  • More events
    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      07/07/2018-07/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      07/07/2018-12/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw - the National Football Museum
      All day
      07/07/2018-03/09/2018

      Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

      Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

      The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

      The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

      Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

      Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

      Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

      In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

      • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

      • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

    • Small Press Day 2018
      All day
      07/07/2018

      Small Press Day, a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK and Ireland is back for a third outing on Saturday 7th July 2018. More information will be revealed soon.

      In 2016, an idea born on Twitter led to a series of nationwide events in a matter of weeks. The inaugural Small Press Day – a celebratory event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to introduce its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve – proved to be a phenomenal success.

      In 2016, no less than 25 events championing the small press were held across the UK and Ireland on the same day  – including shop signings, fairs, panels and workshops – resulting in #SmallPressDay to trend throughout – and it grew further last year.

      This year SPD is back looking to build on its first two years, with events being lined up at at one of the comic stores/venues across the UK, offering many opportunities to meet the next generation of superstar comic creators, zine makers, and DIY micro publishers.

      • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

      Among the biggest events will be those at Gosh! Comics  and Orbital Comics in London, who have joined forces to offer a host of signings through the day.

      Among the creators in London will be Takayo Akiyama, Sophie Burrows, Laura CollinsonJohn Cei Douglas, Barry Flynn, Peony Gent, Becky Howard, Clio Isadora, Ryan Jenkyns, Will PowersKatie Marland, Luke Matthews, Korinna Mei, Laurel Pettitt, Olivia Sullivan,Ed Stockham, Dan White, and Timothy Winchester.

      A Projection by Seekan HuiAs on previous Small Press Day events, Gosh and Orbital will be collaborating to create a zine featuring art from every guest at both  shops.

      In the evening, publisher Avery Hill will debut A Projection by Seekan Hui at Gosh, which will also host the release of this year’s Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook. Last year’s was terrific – so don’t miss out on this one.

      Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2018Editor Andy Oliver from Broken Frontier will be on hand with EdieOP, Peony Gent, Josh Hicks, Alex Potts, Jenny Robins, Olivia Sullivan. Anja Uhren, Alice Urbino, Robert D. Wells and Kate-mia White to celebrate the launch of the book, which gathers stories from contributors on the loose theme “Brief Encounters”, including last year’s “Six Small Press Creators to Watch” from Broken Frontier.

      • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

      Events taking place include happenings at the following venues – but check the official web site for more!

      Ayslum Books and Games
      29 Adelphi, Aberdeen
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/asylumbooksandgames

      Beer Rebellion
      126 Gipsy Hill , London, SE19 1PL
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/2081637308715839

      BermondZINES #3
      96-108 Ormside Street, London SE15 1TF
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/233649757199450

      Centrala
      Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011018162550098

      Comic Book Guys
      130 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BG

      Dave’s Comics
      5 Sydney Street, Brighton and Hove, BN1 4EN

      Destination Venus
      Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2RN

      Dundee Comics Creative Space
      20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

      Forbidden Planet Aberdeen
      12-14 Schoolhill, AB101JX Aberdeen
      Web: http://www.facebook.com/FPIAberdeen

      Forbidden Planet Dublin
      The Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

      Forbidden Planet Glasgow
      Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

      Forbidden Planet Nottingham
      19-23 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DA

      Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton
      23 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3NP
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864765506887635

      Frog Bros Comics & Books
      Unit 3, Sovereign Centre, Bournemouth, BH1 4SX

      Gnash Comics
      9 West St, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7DT
      Web: http://www.gnashcomics.co.uk

      Gosh! Comics
      1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

      Housmans Bookshop
      5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

      Kenilworth Books
      12 Talisman Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1JB
      Web: http://kenilworthbooks.co.uk/event/small-press-day

      Legacy Comics
      12 Union Street, Halifax HX1 1PR
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/Legacycomicsuk

      Little Shop Of Heroes
      8 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NH
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheIncredibleComicShop

      Make & Mend Market
      Grainger Market, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5QN
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/196726790919165

      Nostalgia & Comics
      14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EN

      Orbital Comics
      8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

      Pen Fight
      First Floor, Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/190260358291114

      Sub-City Comics
      53 Mary Street, Dublin, D1

      The Incredible Comic Book Shop
      21, The Plaza, Brunel Centre, Swindon SN1 1LF
      Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheIncredibleComicShop

      • Join the celebration of all things small press and make #SmallPressDay2018 bigger, better, and bolder | Web: smallpressday.co.uk | Follow Small Press Day on Twitter @SmallPressDay

       

    • Comics Workshop: Playing for a Draw – Learn with Steve McGarry
      11:00 am-12:00 pm
      07/07/2018

       11.00am – 12 noon, 1 – 2.00pm 7th July 2018 – the National Football Museum | The sessions are free to attend, and ideal for those of all ages.

      Learn how to draw Ronaldo, Messi and a host of other World Cup stars with one of the Britain’s finest cartoonists. LA-based artist Steve McGarry will be at the National Football Museum for one day only, showing kids how to sketch their favourite superstars in two one-hour sessions. Graham Dury and Simon Thorp from Viz will also be in attendance, teaching young fans how to draw Billy the Fish, Fulchester’s number one goalkeeper. There will also be an opportunity to see how these creations are brought to life with a unique animation workshop led by Luke McGarry.

      A very limited edition football-inspired colouring book will be on sale at the workshop, priced £5

    • Comics Workshop: Playing for a Draw – Learn with Steve McGarry
      1:00 pm-2:00 pm
      07/07/2018

       11.00am – 12 noon, 1 – 2.00pm 7th July 2018 – the National Football Museum | The sessions are free to attend, and ideal for those of all ages.

      Learn how to draw Ronaldo, Messi and a host of other World Cup stars with one of the Britain’s finest cartoonists. LA-based artist Steve McGarry will be at the National Football Museum for one day only, showing kids how to sketch their favourite superstars in two one-hour sessions. Graham Dury and Simon Thorp from Viz will also be in attendance, teaching young fans how to draw Billy the Fish, Fulchester’s number one goalkeeper. There will also be an opportunity to see how these creations are brought to life with a unique animation workshop led by Luke McGarry.

      A very limited edition football-inspired colouring book will be on sale at the workshop, priced £5

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  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    08/07/2018-13/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    08/07/2018-08/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    08/07/2018-04/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

9
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    09/07/2018-14/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    09/07/2018-09/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    09/07/2018-05/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

10
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    10/07/2018-15/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    10/07/2018-10/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    10/07/2018-06/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

11
  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    11/07/2018-29/11/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    11/07/2018-09/07/2031

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    11/07/2018-29/11/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    11/07/2018-16/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    11/07/2018-11/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    11/07/2018-07/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

  • More events
    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      11/07/2018-29/11/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      11/07/2018-09/07/2031

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      11/07/2018-29/11/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      11/07/2018-16/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      11/07/2018-11/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw - the National Football Museum
      All day
      11/07/2018-07/09/2018

      Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

      Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

      The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

      The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

      Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

      Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

      Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

      In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

      • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

      • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

12
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    12/07/2018-17/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    12/07/2018-12/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    12/07/2018-08/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

13
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    13/07/2018-18/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    13/07/2018-13/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    13/07/2018-09/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

14
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    14/07/2018-19/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    14/07/2018-14/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    14/07/2018-10/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

15
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    15/07/2018-20/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    15/07/2018-15/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    15/07/2018-11/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

16
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    16/07/2018-21/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    16/07/2018-16/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    16/07/2018-12/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

17
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    17/07/2018-22/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    17/07/2018-17/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    17/07/2018-13/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

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  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    18/07/2018-06/12/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    18/07/2018-06/12/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    18/07/2018-14/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    18/07/2018-23/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    18/07/2018-18/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    18/07/2018-16/07/2031

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • Gosh! presents: Capers
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    18/07/2018

    Gosh! Comics Logo

    Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      18/07/2018-06/12/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      18/07/2018-06/12/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw - the National Football Museum
      All day
      18/07/2018-14/09/2018

      Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

      Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

      The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

      The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

      Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

      Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

      Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

      In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

      • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

      • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      18/07/2018-23/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      18/07/2018-18/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      18/07/2018-16/07/2031

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • Gosh! presents: Capers
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      18/07/2018
      Gosh! Comics Logo

      Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    19/07/2018-24/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    19/07/2018-19/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    19/07/2018-15/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

20
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    20/07/2018-25/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    20/07/2018-20/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    20/07/2018-16/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

21
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    21/07/2018-26/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    21/07/2018-21/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    21/07/2018-17/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

  • MCM Manchester Comic Con
    All day
    21/07/2018-22/07/2018

    Featuring the Comics Village where you can find some of the best indie comics talent in the UK.

    • Full details here on the MCM web site: mcmcomiccon.com/manchester

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    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      21/07/2018-26/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      21/07/2018-21/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw - the National Football Museum
      All day
      21/07/2018-17/09/2018

      Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

      Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

      The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

      The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

      Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

      Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

      Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

      In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

      • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

      • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

    • MCM Manchester Comic Con
      All day
      21/07/2018-22/07/2018

      Featuring the Comics Village where you can find some of the best indie comics talent in the UK.

      • Full details here on the MCM web site: mcmcomiccon.com/manchester

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  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    22/07/2018-27/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    22/07/2018-22/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    22/07/2018-18/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

23
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    23/07/2018-28/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    23/07/2018-23/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    23/07/2018-19/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

24
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    24/07/2018-29/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    24/07/2018-24/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    24/07/2018-20/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

25
  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    25/07/2018-13/12/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    25/07/2018-23/07/2031

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    25/07/2018-13/12/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    25/07/2018-30/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    25/07/2018-25/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    25/07/2018-21/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

  • More events
    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      25/07/2018-13/12/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      25/07/2018-23/07/2031

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      25/07/2018-13/12/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
      All day
      25/07/2018-30/12/2018

      In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

      The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

      Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

      50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

      Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

      Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

      At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

      Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

      When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

      It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

      “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

      • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

    • Exhibition - Comics - Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
      All day
      25/07/2018-25/10/2018

      Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

      See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

      The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

      There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

      Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

      • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

    • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw - the National Football Museum
      All day
      25/07/2018-21/09/2018

      Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

      Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

      The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

      The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

      Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

      Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

      Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

      In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

      • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

      • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

26
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    26/07/2018-31/12/2018

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    26/07/2018-26/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    26/07/2018-22/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

27
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    27/07/2018-01/01/2019

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    27/07/2018-27/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    27/07/2018-23/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

28
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    28/07/2018-02/01/2019

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    28/07/2018-28/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    28/07/2018-24/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

29
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    29/07/2018-03/01/2019

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    29/07/2018-29/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    29/07/2018-25/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

30
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    30/07/2018-04/01/2019

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    30/07/2018-30/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    30/07/2018-26/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

31
  • Exhibition: 50 Glorious Shows!
    All day
    31/07/2018-05/01/2019

    In February 2018, London’s Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows! is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street and features items from, or relating to, all the previous exhibitions. It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired since 2006.

    The opening of the new exhibition comes ahead of some major great news about the Museum, and from what we’ve been told so far an announcement coming soon is a big one. More as soon as we get it.

    Cartoon Museum - 50 Glorious Shows

    50 Glorious Shows! celebrates the world of British cartoons and comics in its many forms and features works by past masters of the British tradition of cartooning such as Hogarth, Gillray, Tenniel, Heath Robinson, Pont, H .M. Bateman, E. H. Shepard and Ronald Searle.

    Top comic artists and graphic novelists such as Dudley D. Watkins, John McCrea and Garth Ennis, Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot have featured in several exhibitions, and are now part of the collection. For those who love a laugh, there are treats by Sally Artz, Larry, Frank Dickens, Mike Williams, Michael Heath, Kipper Williams, Peattie and Taylor, and many great joke cartoonists both past and present.

    Britain has a great tradition of political satire, and the show will include selections from the Musuem’s Spitting Image, €urobollocks! Bell Èpoque, Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!, Punch, Private Eye and Steadman@77 exhibitions, as well as some recent donations by the rising generation of political cartoonists.

    At the heart of political and social satire is great caricature, and the exhibition includes brilliant exponents of the art such as Max Beerbohm, Mark Boxer, Robert Sherriffs and Trog.

    Other exhibitions have looked at how cartoons and comics have reflected social, cultural and political changes, including two world wars, the changing face of marriage, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Britian’s relationship with the demon drink. One of the most vibrant areas of cartooning and comics is the world of graphic novels, which is represented by a selection of work produced by British graphic novelists over the last twenty-five years.

    When the Cartoon Museum moved to Little Russell Street in 2006 the collection numbered about 1,500 original works. It has now grown to over 4,200 works. The museum has only a tiny fund for acquisitions, so the majority of these works have been acquired through generous donations and bequests by artists and their families, collectors, and Friends of the Museum.

    It is only with the support of organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends and Trustees of the Cartoon Museum that the museum has been able to purchase artworks and significantly extend its holdings of rare items such as the artwork for a Beano cover by Dudley D. Watkins, a Gillray printing plate and the original 1961advertising poster for the new Private Eye.

    “We hope that 50 Glorious Shows!, a tempting bouquet picked from the museum’s growing collection, will lure visitors deeper into the delights of the world of cartoon and comic creators,” says museum curator Anita O’Brien, “and prepare the ground for future discoveries in this rich field.”

    • 50 Glorious Shows! runs from 28th March until 2nd September 2018 at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, Tel: 0207 580 8155 Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Twitter

  • Exhibition – Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art, Harris Museum, Preston
    All day
    31/07/2018-31/10/2018

    Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

    The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

  • Exhibition: Playing for a Draw – the National Football Museum
    All day
    31/07/2018-27/09/2018

    Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that showcases the wonderful world of football comic art, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry.

    Offering a snapshot of over one hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comics and illustration from across the world.

    The exhibition was initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; it’s free to attend, along with a wider programme of related events at the National Football Museum.

    The exhibition has been curated by Steve McGarry, one of the world’s most prolific and widely-published football comic artists, in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum.

    Based in California but born in Manchester, Steve is the most syndicated British cartoonist, a story artist on major Hollywood movies and a two-term President of the National Cartoonists Society. Over his four-decade career he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines MatchMatch of the DayShoot! and created such daily strips as ‘World Soccer Diary’ in The Sun.

    Playing for a Draw highlights the diversity of football art from illustration, comics and caricatures through to memorabilia and collectables. The exhibition includes artwork from the 19th century, through early classics such as “Roy of the Rovers” and on to the modern day artists shaping the future of football artwork.

    Internationally, there is artwork from Japan, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

    In addition to historical artwork, Playing for a Draw includes new work specifically created for the exhibition by Steve McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the women’s football star, Lieke Martens of Barcelona and Holland.

    • Playing for a Draw runs from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme

    • More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

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